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Mark Strong Dishes Deep On John Carter Of Mars

29 December 2009 10:05 AM, PST | SciFiCool.com | See recent SciFiCool.com news »

Mark Strong is an actor I really like. He’s been great in everything I’ve seen him in lately (Sherlock Holmes, RockNRolla) and he’s now about to play Matai Shang in “John Carter Of Mars” written and directed by Andrew Stanton, the incredibly talented writer of “Wall-e”, “Finding Nemo”, “Monster’s Inc”, etc. Collider rang up Mark as he was making preparations to start the filming on Jcom that will run from Jan to May in London and in Utah. Mark gave up some excellent plot goods. Let’s view a snippet shall we? I play a character called Matai Shang and he is the ruler of a group of people called the Ferns who are like the old Olympian Gods. They exist….people aren’t really sure if they exist, but basically he’s a master of the Universe. They travel ’round keeping order in the Universe. »

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Strong goes to Mars

17 December 2009 3:32 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

I knew that Mark Strong was popping up a lot these days, but I didn’t realize just how often until now. In addition to playing in the villain in Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes this Christmas, Strong is also in Kick-ass and Robin Hood. But if that wasn’t enough, he’s just added another big film to his plate. Strong will be the nemesis for Mr. John Carter in John Carter Of Mars, Andrew Stanton’s sci-fi epic slated for release in 2012. Talking to »

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Mark Strong Talks "John Carter of Mars"

16 December 2009 11:09 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Out doing promotion for "Sherlock Holmes", British thesp Mark Strong ("Body of Lies," "Rocknrolla") tells Cinema Blend that most of his work on the upcoming "John Carter of Mars" film will not involve much CG.

"My character doesn't actually get involved in any of the motion-capture stuff. All the stuff is live action. Although I can shift my shape, so I have to be photographed by a 360-degree camera. I can adapt into anything. That's going to be my particular talent" says Strong who plays Matai Shang, the ruler of the Thems.

He adds that "there's some filming in Utah, but most of it is in a studio outside of London". Joining him are the likes of Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe, Samantha Morton, Dominic West, Polly Walker, Thomas Haden Church and James Purefoy.

Andrew Stanton helms the project currently scheduled for a Summer 2012 release. »

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Mark Strong Talks "John Carter of Mars"

16 December 2009 11:09 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Out doing promotion for "Sherlock Holmes", British thesp Mark Strong ("Body of Lies," "Rocknrolla") tells Cinema Blend that most of his work on the upcoming "John Carter of Mars" film will not involve much CG.

"My character doesn't actually get involved in any of the motion-capture stuff. All the stuff is live action. Although I can shift my shape, so I have to be photographed by a 360-degree camera. I can adapt into anything. That's going to be my particular talent" says Strong who plays Matai Shang, the ruler of the Thems.

He adds that "there's some filming in Utah, but most of it is in a studio outside of London". Joining him are the likes of Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe, Samantha Morton, Dominic West, Polly Walker, Thomas Haden Church and James Purefoy.

Andrew Stanton helms the project currently scheduled for a Summer 2012 release. »

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Mark Strong on John Carter Of Mars, Kick-ass, and Ridley’s Scott’s Robin Hood

16 December 2009 10:34 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Earlier today, I got to speak on the phone with the great actor Mark Strong (IMDb resume), who plays the villainous Lord Blackwood in Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes.  Due to our conversation covering so much ground on not only Holmes, but all of the other projects he’s involved with, I decided to break up the interview into two parts with tonight’s section covering what Strong said on Andrew Stanton’s John Carter of Mars, Matthew Vaughn’s Kick-Ass, and Ridley’s Scott’s Robin Hood.

Trust me when I say, if you are interested in any of the three films I just mentioned, you will want to read what Strong said after the jump:

For fans of John Carter, Strong says he plays Matai Shang and “over the course of the 3 movies that they’re envisioning making, and I’ve seen the synopsis of the 2nd and 3rd, »

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Willem Dafoe Talks 'John Carter of Mars'

21 October 2009 5:32 PM, PDT | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

Having put the final touches on a brilliant cast, John Carter of Mars is getting underway at Disney. Edgar Rice Burroughs' epic series has seen a lot of stops and starts over the years, and it's still unbelievable that it's actually happening. But at this point, it's still shrouded in pre-production mystery, but Ain't It Cool News wheeled a little information out of Willem Dafoe about his role as Tars Tarkas, a great Martian warrior and eventual ally of Carter. (Do AICN's Capone a favor and read the whole interview when you're done here. It's excellent.)

Dafoe revealed to Capone that he doesn't know much more than you or I might, but his enthusiasm for Tarkas and for Andrew Stanton is contagious. "I've seen a lot of the designs and things, and I've just started to do prep work now. I'm doing a play in New York, so I'm kind of preoccupied by that, »

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Willem Dafoe Talks John Carter of Mars & His Character

21 October 2009 4:26 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Not long after the announcement that Taylor Kitsch and Lynn Collins were cast in the lead roles in the upcoming adaptation of John Carter of Mars, Edgar Rice Burroughs’ series of novels, we found out the talented Willem Dafoe would be playing an important character in the film(s) as well.

At the time, we knew that Dafoe would be playing the role of Tars Tarkas, a big green Martian who eventually befriends the Kitsch’s John Carter, after an unfriendly beginning to their relationship. Tarkas is a warrior and leader of his people and a very unique one at that because he, against the laws and norms of his society, shows compassion and sympathy, and even had a child secretly with the woman he loved (child bearing is a major criminal offense of his people) - he actually believes war isn’t the answer for his kind.

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Dafoe's 9 foot alien

20 October 2009 11:46 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

I really do not mean the title to be any sort of innuendo. It's true though, but not in the phallic sense (I have an unintentionally dirty mind). In Willem Dafoe's next movie John Carter Of Mars, he will play a 9 foot tall alien called Tars Tarkas. He gave some information about the movie during an interview with AICN. Dafoe says that he doesn't know much about the project at this point, but is excited to be working again with Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo) and Pixar. The actor said this »

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Willem Dafoe Says 'John Carter Of Mars' Will Have Political Undertones

20 October 2009 8:00 AM, PDT | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

Willem Dafoe is a special man—a man deserving, like Tracy Morgan, of his own Oh Please Join Twitter campaign—and anything he has to say is intriguing to me. And it's especially intriguing if what he's talking about is "John Carter of Mars," Edgar Rice Burroughs' sci-fi series currently getting the big screen adaptation treatment from Pixar eye-candy guru Andrew Stanton ("Wall-e").

With shooting set to start in January, Dafoe's gearing up to play Tars Tarkas, a many-limbed green Martian warrior who befriends Carter (Taylor Kitsch) after he gets mysteriously transported from Civil War-era America to the Red Planet. And after getting a chance to see early takes on what his character will look like, Dafoe is pumped.

"I’ve seen renderings," the actor told MTV's Josh Horowitz recently while promoting "Antichrist" in Toronto. "Andrew Stanton comes out of Pixar and the amount of research and development that »

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More John Carter Of Mars Casting

1 October 2009 12:34 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

James Purefoy, Thomas Haden Church, and Mark Strong have all been confirmed as having joined the cast of “John Carter of Mars”, an adaptation of the Edgar Rice Burroughs fantasy space books. Andrew Stanton is directing the project for Disney. Taylor Kitsch and Lynn Collins headline “John Carter Of Mars”, which centers on a Civil War veteran who finds himself mysteriously transported to the planet Mars, where he becomes embroiled in a war raging between various civilizations on the red planet. Kitsch is cast as the titular role, with Collins as the Princess of Helium. Church is slotted to play the alien Thark warrior Tal Hajus. [...] »

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John Carter of Mars Cast Grows Stronger

30 September 2009 7:00 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

The Disney adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ series of novels, John Carter of Mars, and hopeful trilogy of films said to be comparable in scale to Pirates of the Caribbean, has added another three major members to its cast.

If you’re excited about this project already then you should be ecstatic to hear that Mark Strong, James Purefoy and Thomas Haden Church have all signed on for the film.

Let’s go through the cast members we know of so far…

 

Back in June after the success of X-Men Origins: Wolverine at the box office, two of its supporting actors were picked up to play the leading lad and lady for the upcoming epic trilogy of John Carter of Mars movies.

Those two actors were of course Taylor Kitsch who will be playing the title character and Lynn Collins will play Dejah Thoris, the damsel in distress and heir »

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Three Additions to Cast of Pixar's John Carter of Mars

30 September 2009 1:46 PM, PDT | Reelzchannel.com | See recent ReelzChannel news »

The Hollywood Reporter writes that three more actors will star in Pixar's first live-action movie, John Carter of Mars. Thomas Haden Church, James Purefoy, and Mark Strong have joined a cast that already includes Willem Dafoe, Samantha Morton, Taylor Kitsch, and Lynn Collins.

The story involves John Carter (Kitsch), a Civil War veteran who is transported to Mars. But this isn't the barren red planet we know; this Mars is a violent society involving "12-foot-tall green barbarians," according to IMDb.

Church will portray a warrior with a desire for power, Purefoy a captain, and Strong the ruler of a people called the Thems. Directing the movie is Andrew Stanton, who also co-wrote the script. Stanton has already helmed several Pixar features, including Wall-e, Finding Nemo, and A Bug's Life.

The movie is still in pre-production and is scheduled for a 2012 release.

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Mark Strong & Thomas Haden Church Join John Carter of Mars

30 September 2009 10:05 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Heat Vision has announced three more actors who will be joining the cast of Andrew Stanton's John Carter of Mars. First off, they confirm that Thomas Haden Church, who already previously revealed that he was in this, is officially on-board. He will play Tal Hajus, an ambitious and vicious Thark warrior who is biding his time to be a ruler. Additionally, it was announced that British actors James Purefoy and Mark Strong are also joining the project. Purefoy plays Kantos Kan, the captain of the Xavarian, the kingdom of Helium’s grand warship. Strong is Matai Shang, the ruler of the Thems with godlike status. Stanton has rounded up one hell of a cast for this, that's for sure. Leading the way are young actors Taylor Kitsch and Lynn Collins; additionally on-board are Willem Dafoe, Samantha Morton, Dominic West, and Polly Walker. Most people know I've been a huge »

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Strong and Purefoy Join John Carter of Mars; Thomas Haden Church Confirmed

30 September 2009 8:10 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Earlier this summer the casting news on John Carter of Mars, to be directed for Disney by Pixar's Andrew Stanton, starting pouring out. Now we've got three more great names for the cast -- well, two more and one confirmation. THR reports that Thomas Haden Church will in fact appear in the film, as Tal Hajus, described by the trade as "an ambitious and vicious Thark warrior who is biding his time to be a ruler." The Tharks are a tribe of four-armed green martians, among whom Confederate army Captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) finds himself after being transported to Mars (which is called Barsoom by the races there.) The Tharks kidnap Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins), Princess of the red martians whose society Helium is the dominant group among the warring inhabitants of Mars. The fantastic Mark Strong, new to the cast, will be Matai Shang, a godlike leader of »

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Purefoy and Strong Join John Carter of Mars

30 September 2009 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Heat Vision reports that James Purefoy and Mark Strong have joined the cast of John Carter of Mars , Disney's adaptation of the Edgar Rice Burroughs books that Andrew Stanton is directing. Thomas Haden Church said earlier this summer that he was probably on board, and that's confirmed now as well. Taylor Kitsch and Lynn Collins topline the film, which centers on a Civil War veteran (Kitsch) who finds himself mysteriously transported to Mars, where he becomes embroiled with the planet's warring people. Church plays Tal Hajus, an ambitious and vicious Thark warrior who is biding his time to be a ruler. Purefoy plays Kantos Kan, the captain of the Xavarian, the kingdom of Helium.s grand warship. Strong is Matai Shang, the ruler of the Thems with godlike status. Also in »

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Three More Join Pixar.s John Carter of Mars Cast

29 September 2009 11:36 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

It boggles my mind that Pixar is going to be involved in a live-action movie, even though it makes complete sense. These guys are masters of storytelling and imagine the stories they could tell with real life people. With Andrew Stanton sitting in the director.s chair for John Carter of Mars, just about anything is possible, even without the millions of options that animation offers. Now, in addition to Taylor Kitsch and Lynn Collins, THR reports that Thomas Haden Church, James Purefoy and Mark Strong have joined the cast of John Carter of Mars. For those who don.t know, the series follows John Carter, a Civil War vet who finds himself mysteriously transported to Mars where he finds himself in the middle of a warring planet. Thomas Haden Church will play a warrior looking to become a ruler. James Purefoy will play a captain. Mark Strong will play »

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2 more of Mars

29 September 2009 11:19 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Things are moving along quite nicely for Pixar's live-action John Carter Of Mars, with a cast confirmation and 2 new additions to what is already a solid and impressive ensemble. Except for Taylor Kitsch - no offense but his Gambit didn't quite dazzle me. Neither did the rest of the movie, to be fair. The folks of THR's Heat Vision blog were able to confirm Thomas Hayden Church was signed as a villain (of course...poor Tom) named Taj Hajus. Good thing that film's in English 'cause in French »

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Thomas Haden Church, James Purefoy, and Mark Strong Join John Carter Of Mars

29 September 2009 10:18 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

While we knew back in June that Thomas Haden Church was joining the cast of Andrew Stanton’s “John Carter of Mars” although Church didn’t reveal what role he’d be playing.  Today, we not only have confirmation that Church is in the flick, but we now know the role.  We also know that he’ll be joined by James Purefoy and Mark Strong.  Hit the jump for details.

For those just tuning in, “John Carter of Mars” is based off the book series by Edgar Rice BurroughsTaylor Kitsch is set to play John Carter, a Civil War soldier who is transported off the battlefield to Mars where he becomes entangled with the Civil War happening on that planet.  So other than the whole planet thing, it’s really not that big of an adjustment.

According to Heat Vision Blog, Church will play Tal Hajus, “an ambitious and »

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James Purefoy, Thomas Haden Church and Mark Strong Join John Carter of Mars

29 September 2009 8:00 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

James Purefoy, Thomas Haden Church and Mark Strong have officially boarded John Carter of Mars, according to Heat Vision.

Andrew Stanton is directing Disney's adaptation of the Edgar Rice Burroughs books. Taylor Kitsch and Lynn Collins star in the film, alongside Willem Dafoe, Samantha Morton, Dominic West, Polly Walker.

The film centers on a Civil War veteran (Kitsch) who finds himself mysteriously transported to Mars, where he becomes embroiled with the planet's warring people.

Church plays Tal Hajus, an ambitious and vicious Thark warrior who is biding his time to be a ruler.

Purefoy plays Kantos Kan, the captain of the Xavarian, the kingdom of Helium's grand warship. Strong is Matai Shang, the ruler of the Thems with godlike status.

Disney has set a Summer 2012 release date.

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Lynn Collins Says Pre-Production on John Carter of Mars Has Begun

27 September 2009 6:31 AM, PDT | Reelzchannel.com | See recent ReelzChannel news »

Disney's live-action John Carter of Mars, a big-screen adaptation of the classic book series by Edgar Rice Burroughs, was originally scheduled to begin principal photography in November. The movie has now been pushed back to early 2010. However, according to actress Lynn Collins, who will play the Martian princess Dejah Thoris, pre-production for the film has begun. At the premiere of The Burning Plain, Collins told MTV: We're actually getting into some hair and makeup tests this week to sort of see what the look is going to be like. So, it's really collaborative and really creative and I'm really excited about it. Collins' character is the subject of Burroughs' first novel in the Martian series and the love interest of the main character, John Carter. A Civil War veteran, Carter is mysteriously transported to Mars, where he becomes embroiled in the conflict between the Red and Green Martians. Collins' X-Men Origins: Wolverine »

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